Sudbury YMCA is set to launch a pair of new programs one entitled Amazing Me and another called Digital Inclusion, Social Connections and Opportunities Hub, or DISCO.
Amazing Me is designed to empower girls to participate in sport in a healthy and positive way.
The Amazing Me curriculum focuses on confidence, positive self-esteem, healthy participation, coaching and more. It will be taught in person, with physical distancing. The program begins Oct. 29 and costs $10 for members or $25 for the public.
DISCO, launched with funding support from the Sudbury Community Foundation and in partnership with Canadore College, The Village, focuses on teaching seniors how to use technology safely through educational workshops. It provides them a way to connect with their loves ones virtually, by lending devices to use and getting active with a short workout session.
Advanced registration for DISCO is required. Physical distancing measures are in place, equipment will be sanitized after each use and hand sanitizer will be available. Masks are required. DISCO begins Nov. 4 at the Sudbury YMCA and Nov. 6 at the Valley East Public Library.
The YMCA thanks the City of Greater Sudbury for the use of their space.
“We are thrilled that we are able to launch the Amazing Me program in Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins this fall,” said Helen Francis, president and CEO for the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario. “The program is designed specifically to support and encourage young girls to actively participate in sports while empowering them through self-confidence, positive body image, healthy mind, body and spirit.
“The DISCO program promises to greatly assist seniors with social connection, which is critical to support mental health and quality of life and we see this as outreach that will be required well beyond the pandemic.”